For many homeowners, the air conditioning system may seem like a complex series of moving parts and machinery. However, even the most inexperienced person should know about the air filter, how to reach it, and how often it should be replaced. Not only does it help your air conditioner work properly, but also it removes many of the impurities that can harm your health. At Paul The Plumber, we are your reliable Nashua, NH AC filter replacement pros. We take the guesswork out of filter replacement by creating a schedule that works best for your home and unit, ensuring you always have the air quality you need in your home.
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Dangers of Dirty Air Filters
While some homeowners may not appreciate the role a filter plays in your home’s heating and cooling system, it can have more of an impact than you expected. Not changing a filter in a timely manner starts a snowball effect that can affect your entire air conditioning system. Dirty filters allow dust and grime to get pulled into the blower fan of your system. As it gets caked up with dust, it reduces its ability to move the proper quantity of air, lowering system efficiency.
Once the blower fills up with dirt, the dust continues to accumulate through the system into the ductwork. Once the ductwork builds up dust and allergens on its walls, they can begin to harbor mold and bacteria that can get pumped into your home every time the system cycles on. Obviously, this is a health hazard that can cause allergies, complicate asthma and trigger respiratory infections.
Dirty air conditioner and furnace filters can also cause your system to work harder than it needs to and prevent air from moving freely in your system which causes back pressure on your blower fan. When the fan has to work harder it can shorten its lifespan and cost you more money to operate all while not keeping you comfortable.
How Often Should You Replace Your AC & Furnace Filter?
Replacing your air conditioner and heater filter in Nashua should be done at a minimum every six months. However, certain factors influence how often you should have your filters changed.
- Pets: Homes with pets should get their filters changed every two months due to dander.
- Allergies: If you home houses people with allergies, filters should be replaced every month.
- Surrounding Environment: Homes in dusty or urban environments should aim to have their filters changed every three months.
- Smoking: If you smoke in your home you should replace your filters every two months.
There are many different grades of filters on the market depending on the level of protection you need. If you suffer from respiratory issues or allergies, opting for a higher quality filter or replacing it more often might be the better option for you. Regardless of which filter you choose, you can count on our professionals at Paul The Plumber to help. We offer honest advice and ensure you get the best service.
Dirty air filters can easily shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system. We offer air conditioning replacements for just this issue, helping restore comfort to your home in no time!
Why Choose Professional AC Filter Replacement?
You may be asking, “Isn’t it easy enough for me to perform my own AC filter replacement?” Most people can handle changing their own filters. However, the benefit of hiring a professional from Paul The Plumber is that we will perform a total system inspection when we come out to change the filters. By hiring a professional, you are ensuring that your system is operating efficiently and that you are preventing emergency breakdowns.
Furthermore, we take the hassle out of the process by scheduling around you and we’ll never forget what size your filter is and have to run back to the hardware store for the correct size.